In the highly nuanced field of congenital heart surgery, care must be taken to level the playing field when comparing outcomes among centers, surgeons and patients. In this article, Tara Karamlou, MD, MSc, discusses the importance of risk stratification and her ultimate goal of being able to predict outcomes for individual patients.
How busy is one of the world’s largest cardiothoracic surgical groups in various specialty areas, and what kinds of patient outcomes result? Get a quick glimpse in this dynamic infographic.
A Missouri hospital allied with our Heart & Vascular Institute achieved a three-star STS overall quality rating for CABG despite an annual volume of under 200 cases. Refinements to its registry-related data processes played a key role.
The data is showing some positive results, and the nursing team continues to examine if group education for heart failure patients might improve outcomes. There are many factors.
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Looking for benchmarks for heart failure or arrhythmia care? Check out some of our latest volume and outcome data in these areas via this dynamic infographic.
The overall number of lung transplant and short-term survival rates are up, while long-term survival rates trend downward.
Check out our latest outcomes statistics in aortic valve replacement, aorta surgery, mitral valve repair and other realms of adult cardiac surgery. All in dynamic, scannable graphic form.
Maintaining better-than-average length of stay and readmission rates takes an enhanced level of care. Kidney Transplant Program Surgical Director Alvin Wee, MD, explains.
Endostents previously placed for narrowed renal arteries pose a problem during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy. The stents are not strong enough to withstand bulldog clamps. This video shows how to “call off the dogs.”
Study looked at kidney transplant outcomes, stratified by race and ethnicity, between 2003 to 2013. Researchers hoped to find modifiable factors that could result in better outcomes for African-American kidney transplant recipients.